A chola king who was constructing one of the ramparts
of the temple at Sri Rangam found that the beautiful
circular design was being spoilt by the house of a disciple
of KURATTAAZHWAN called PILLAI PILLAI AZHWAN,and ordered
it to be demolished.Sri PARASARA BHATTAR adviced him against
it explaining that it it is not his rampart but the
mangalasaasana (PALLAANDU) of the devotees which would
ensure safety to the Lord; and also that demolishing the
house of a SriVaishnava would be sure to bring down the
wrath of God.But the king turned a deaf ear to this advice,
and becoming furious caused trouble to Sri BHATTAR,as a
result of which he had to leave for Tirukkoshtiyur.While
he was suffering the grief of separation from Sri Rangam
and the Lord,his disciple NANJEEYAR requested him to
compose a song in praise of ANDAL to mitigate his feeling
of sorrow.There appeared from his lips the 'taniyan'
"NEELA TUNGA etc",which is the essence of the present
paasuram (KUTTU VILAKKU).
NAPPINNAI is lying on the costly couch along with Krishna.
The cot stands on four ivory bases,the ivory for which was
obtained by Krishna by his valorous act of plucking the
four tusks from the murderous mighty elephant Kuvalayapida.
Being the wife of a great hero she cannot get sleep anywhere
else except on such a cot.The references to the various
kinds of pleasures in this stanza is a suggestion by Andal
that all gopis should get them in Sri Krishna's company
and only for that reason Nappinnai is keeping company
with Him."If you don't ensure this,you surely don't have
mercy," Andal rebukes Nappinnai.